In This Issue
Against the Grain
Erik Scollen considers how 10 artists rooted to craft through techniques and materials straddle the border of functional and sculptural objects.
Nancy Jurs: Deja Vu
Thomas Piche Jr. critiques 50 years of Jurs’s work on display at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse.
Dishing the News from Spring Street
The American Craft Council awards excellence as it explores the field.
Ethel Stein: A Weaver's Weaver
At the age of 91, weaver Ethel Stein is finally enjoying the recognition she deserves…
Frances Palmer Pottery
Whether quirky or classic, every piece of Frances Palmer’s pottery has its own unique personality.
Two heads are better than one when textile dealer Robert Coffland and his wife, Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, merge strengths and styles to operate TAI Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Getting Out of the Loop
Contemporary artists are taking the hooked rug in exciting new directions…
A world-class museum shines the spotlight on mindbogglingly labor-intensive handworks from all eras and cultures.
In Praise of Poop
Iain Aitch gives us the scoop on the amazingly creative, aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly uses to which a London-based artist puts one of the world's foremost gross-out materials-poop.
Jennifer Angus and the Insect Kingdom
Setting aside the yuck factor, how does Jennifer Angus find and acquire the thousands of
insects she deploys in her remarkable wallpaper-like installations? Jody Clowes explores
her art and tracks her adventures as a bug collector.
New Orleans, Louisiana: All that Craft
In the shadows of jazz bands, gumbo chefs and recently even "Top Chefs," an eclectic visual arts scene is thriving in galleries, museums, arts centers and on the streets of New Orleans. Sonya Stinson takes its pulse.
The Great Outdoors
Is it spring yet? Andrew Wagner sure hopes so.
Tributes and Goings-On
Gifts, Grants, Inspiration and Remembrances.
We Work in Fragile Material
A Swedish design collective finds strength in numbers. David Sokol reports on their rambunctious projects.